TWO men arrested at Yass following a police pursuit early yesterday have been charged.
Police were called to the Hume Highway at Gundagai about 2am (Sunday 13 December 2015), following reports of a break and enter on a business.
Two men driving a utility were pursued from Gundagai to Yass, during which police will allege a number of shots were fired by the men.
About 3.40am, those men stopped at a service centre at Yass, where police allege the men forced the driver of a Ford Falcon out of his vehicle at gunpoint.
Two ACT men, both aged 23, were arrested at the service centre and taken to Yass Police Station.
They have each been charged with numerous offences, including shoot with intent to murder, aggravated break and enter, assault and resist arrest.
Both have been refused bail to appear before Goulburn Local Court today (Monday 14 December 2015).
An independent critical incident team from Monaro Local Area Command will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm during the arrests.
That investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: nsw.crimestoppers.com.au Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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